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Welcome to Lynn ...

Although we found mention of Lynn during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Lynn was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Lynn to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lynn, please Contact Us.


The location of Lynn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Lynn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Lynner or Lynnian.<3>

Lynn is 5,940 feet [1,811 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Lynn is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Lynn might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Lynn, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

We believe that Lynn would be found within the (435) area code.

Communities Also Named Lynn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Lynn: This one is located in Box Elder County and the other is located in Carbon County.

Beyond Utah, there are 26 communities that are also named Lynn - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lynn.

Communities near Lynn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lynn.

  • Vipont ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
    • Vipont was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lynn.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Yost
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Lynn.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
  • Grouse Creek
  • Almo
  • Rosette
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
    • Rosette lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lynn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
  • Standrod
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Lynn.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
  • Standrod
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Lynn.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
  • Park Valley
  • Russian Settlement ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Settlement
    • Russian Settlement was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Lynn.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Russian Settlement. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Russian Settlement has also been known as:
    • Molokane Settlement
    • Pryguny Settlement
  • Naf
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naf
    • Naf lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Lynn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naf

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lynn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lynn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lynn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lynn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynn. See our Newspapers Page for Lynn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lynn ...

Looking for more information about Lynn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lynn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lynn.

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Lynn and then turned east". While Lynn could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Lynn as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lynn could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lynn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lynn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lynn) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lynn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LynnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8727, Longitude: -113.7447       In this case, the coordinates for Lynn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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